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    The associations between big five personality traits, gaming motives, and self-reported time spent gaming

    de Hesselle, L.C. and Rozgonjuk, D. and Sindermann, C. and Pontes, Halley and Montag, C. (2021) The associations between big five personality traits, gaming motives, and self-reported time spent gaming. Personality and Individual Differences 171 , p. 110483. ISSN 0191-8869.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to provide insights into the associations between the Big Five personality traits, gaming motives, and time spent gaming. Nine hundred and eighty-six participants completed an online survey including socio-demographic questions, a 100-item personality test assessing the Big Five personality traits, and the Motives for Online Gaming Questionnaire. Moreover, participants provided self-reported information on their weekly time spent gaming. Playing video games for Escapism, Coping, Fantasy, and Competition motives was each associated with different Big Five personality traits. Moreover, when age, gender, personality traits, and gaming motives were included in a multiple linear regression model as predictors of time spent gaming, lower Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness, as well as more gaming for Social, Escapism, and Competition motives predicted greater time spent gaming. The results provide insights into the associations between personality traits, gaming motives, and time spent gaming. Furthermore, these findings may help understanding conditions associated with excessive gaming behaviour, such as gaming disorder.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Gaming, Gaming motives, Videogames, Personality, Big five
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 13:52
    Last Modified: 10 May 2021 13:52
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43431

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